Rugby Video: Fat players scoring tries
Does exactly what it says on the tin
Rugby Video: Tom Croft 60 metre try vs Harlequins
Tom Croft is hitting the kind of form that could make a glass eye weep with unbridled joy. This no doubt means he'll get broken before the first British & Irish Lions test, but we can dream while it lasts...
Rugby Video: Jonny Wilkinson gets flattened vs Agen
An equation for you Jonny:
Head wrong side + poor set position = being put on your arse and remaining there for quite some time.
Video via @ajjolley
Latest edition of O2 Inside Line, featuring Geoff Parling in the kitchen
Rugby Video: Wayne Barnes get smashed on the napper with a rugby ball
Wayne Barnes takes and absolute screamer of a kick full on the cranium then falls over. What more do you want?
I predict this video will become a viral sensation in New Zealand.
Rugby Video: Ronan O'Gara kicking Edinburgh's Sean Cox
There are two good things here. Firstly, O'Gara is likely to be banned for a little while; and second it's good to see the Munsterman continuing the long held fly-half's tradition of having a sly dig at a forward, shitting it and then running away as fast as possible.
In an ever-changing game, it gives the heart succour to see some things never change.
Rugby Video: George Ford, chip off the old block?
Much of the talk after the weekend's semi-final win for Leicester has been about GOODness of George Ford, and they are right to wax in such a way about an obvious talent. However, for those who are getting a bit too overexcited about the young man I offer two words of warning: Danny Cipriani.
But he didn't get this talent out of the back stone. As you can see, his dad wasn't always a dour faced defence coach, he knew his way to the line as well.
SHIT/GOOD™ Ratings: RBS 6 Nations 2012, round 3
Here as usual, is our starting point for discussion of the weekend's runners and riders. Get your suggestions in the comments, particularly for the Scotland vs France game as I saw very little of it unfortunately.
Matt Stevens - The period on the jazz salt seems to have fried his brain and his legs. Not only did he make no difference to the scrum when he came on, he then probably gave away the most stupid penalty in the history of penalties and history. Breakdown laws and decisions are sometimes hard to fathom, we all accept that, but one of the easier rules to understand is that when the ref shouts "NOOOOO WHITE! NO HANDS!" very loudly you take your hands off the ball. Unless you're Matt Stevens, who continued to grope inelegantly at the ball for what felt like a further 12 minutes. Special mention to Dan Cole, who also gave away two stupid penalties for going of his feet at the breakdown. Not a good weekend to be an England prop.
Tobias Botes - Poor Italy. Another year, another out-half, another one as bad as the last.
Chris Robshaw - In a way it's not his fault; he was always going to be held up against Warburton, a proper modern 7 and bloody good one at that, and Robshaw for all his strengths cannot be expected to do a job he is not made for. This game more than any other has confirmed why Lancaster wanted Wood both as captain and openside.
England substitutions - I've been ranting about this since the final whistle on Saturday, and I'll continue for some time. England took off two players in Dickson and Morgan who were both playing well and in key positions and replaced them with subs who were either in poor form or not likely to offer anything gamebreaking. The reasoning for this was based solely on 60 minutes being up on the clock and no qualitative analysis of the game at all. The rank stupidity of it makes me want to scream until the blood vessels in my eyes pop.
Leigh Halfpenny - Most of the post-match chat has been about Sam Warburton and Scott Williams - understandably - but the little Cardiff man was outstanding. Only area for improvement is he needs to kick more often from deep, especially in tight games like this one at Twickenham.
Ian Evans - The big Osprey lock has very much been the overlooked hardworking heart of the Wales team's three wins so far.
Owen Farrell - Was it a flawless performance? No, but it was an enormously encouraging performance for England fans who would like a settled 10 selection to manage a game who also doesn't turn into a piss flavoured jelly when asked to kick a goal. Spoke to a few friends who were at the game who informed me that the stuff you saw off camera when he was organising, marshalling and occasionally bollocking those around him, was perhaps more revealing of the value of his performance.
Rugby Video: Top 6 Nations tries from each team
Stuart Barnes might be a large ball of pompous gas these days, but check out his skills in the England try!
Which is your favourite? Hard to see past Phil Bennett, what a player that man was.
Nigel Owens' beautiful bollocking now available on clothing!
Nigel Owens's already legendary scolding of Treviso's Saffer scrum-half, Tobias Botes, (above) was not featured on B&M at the time, but it was pedalled excitedly on the blog's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
And I thought he would never better his "Get everyone in 'ere" 30-man telling of 2010.